Who can be damaged by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection? Infection is facilitated by a low standard of living and neglect of personal hygiene rules. People who live in dormitories, boarding schools, orphanages, as well as medical workers are ill most often. In third world countries, the disease is registered more often than in developed countries. It is worth noting that in the civilized countries of the world, in recent years, cases of the disease among a fairly well-off population have been documented.
The discovery of Helicobacter pylori bacteria and the study of their role in the development of gastritis and ulcers gave impressive results. The relapse rate in patients with duodenal ulcer decreased from 67% to 6%, and in patients with gastric ulcers from 59% to 4%. Nowadays, scientists do not doubt the need for Helicobacter pylori tests for these diseases.
Negative consequences of lack of treatment. Self-treatment of Helicobacteriosis is unacceptable. First of all, its symptoms are similar to the symptoms of some other diseases that are not always directly related to the gastrointestinal tract. Medicines, its dosage and the duration of treatment should be selected according to the results of the tests. Therefore, only a qualified doctor can treat Helicobacter pylori.